Grand opening! SF Lowrider 40th Anniversary exhibit and cruise

Grand opening is on Sept. 18th from 2pm – 7pm.

SF Lowrider 40th Anniversary Exhibit & Cruise.

Celebrate lowrider culture. Free exhibit through Sept. 27, with a big bash and car cruise on Sept. 18th. [see below].

Now through September 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, S.F.
Free admission.



About exhibit:

A free art exhibit opening last Tuesday in San Francisco’s Mission District aims to highlight the history of lowrider vehicles — a celebrated form of expression for Latinos in the U.S.

The exhibit is being put on by the San Francisco Lowrider Council as part of the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration and can be seen at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino in SF.

The exhibit will showcase the history of lowrider culture in the city, touching upon its beginnings as a social justice movement that rebelled against government censure and police brutality, eventually becoming an art form in its own right.



In a statement, San Francisco Lowrider Council Founder and President Roberto Hernandez said, “It’s important to remember that the San Francisco Lowrider Council exists due to community efforts to fight the racial injustice that made the council necessary to resist the San Francisco Police Department’s racist actions against Latinos and people of color.”

The exhibit consists of historical photos, memorabilia, vintage clothing, news articles, posters, bicycles and vehicle parts; all illustrating the culture’s vivid history.

In addition to the exhibit, the Lowrider Council will also hold a special event on Saturday, September 18 along Mission Street, at 24th Street, featuring performances, food vendors, art, and, of course, lowriders. The event starts at 2 p.m. and goes through 9 p.m.


According to the Lowrider Council, the group was formed in 1981 as a resistance group against police who profiled Latino men in the Mission and outlawed cruising — which is the act of driving slow in a lowrider vehicle.

The council continues to support social movements in the Mission, most recently helping with the Mission Food Hub, which provides some 7,000 San Francisco Latino families with free groceries weekly.



Upcoming events:

San Francisco Lowrider Council 40th Anniversary Exhibit
September 7 – 27, 2021
Tuesday-Fridays, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, SF

San Francisco Lowrider Council 40th Anniversary Celebration & Lowrider Cruise
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 | 2-9pm
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, SF